8 Fun Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids

Oceanarium aquarium exterior, Lisbon

Traveling with kids to Lisbon? We rounded up all the fun kid-friendly things to do in the city to turn your trip into an unforgettable adventure. Family travels are as fun to plan as they are challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to keep every member entertained while learning something new about the destination. But that’s easier […]

5 Perfect Ways to Make the Most of Lisbon in the Rain

Red tram on rails in Lisbon

When exploring a new city, there is no such thing as bad or good weather.  The Portuguese capital’s beauty stands out as much on gray days as it does in countless weeks of sunshine. There’s no need to run for the shelter of your hotel room once you start to feel a few drops—in fact, […]

8 Places Where You Can Listen to Free Fado in Lisbon

Tasca do Chico is one of the best places to listen to free fado in Lisbon.

So you want to listen to fado, but all you see are overpriced shows in touristy restaurants? Don’t worry, free fado in Lisbon exists, and you don’t have to look hard to find it! You’ve seen the sights, tried the best pastéis de nata, and even dipped your toe into Portuguese wine, but you’re still […]

Hidden Lisbon: Tapada das Necessidades

Looking for a place to do picnics in Lisbon? Tapada das Necessidades has the perfect setting for it!

Portuguese royalty always had privileged access to Tapada das Necessidades, and while the park is open to all now, it remains one of Lisbon’s best-kept secrets. It’s just a few steps away from Cemitério dos Prazeres, the last stop of tram 28, but only a handful of tourists make it to Tapada das Necessidades. We […]

Hidden Lisbon: Where to Find Roman Ruins

A guide ducking while showing the underground Roman galleries in Lisbon

Taking a look at Lisbon now, it’s hard to envision the city as part of the Ancient Roman Empire. But there are plenty of traces of Roman influence scattered around the Portuguese capital. Some you’ll find in plain sight, while others you have to go a little deeper literally. There’s one, in particular, that’s so […]

Hidden Lisbon: Mouraria

view of Miradouro Senhora do Monte from Martim Moniz Centro Comercial in Mouraria, Lisbon

Mouraria, the birthplace of fado and the home of the most culturally diverse community in Lisbon is still off most tourists’ maps. They’re missing out! Mouraria is a tough neighborhood to pinpoint on a map but ask the locals who live there, and they have no trouble explaining to you that the oddly shaped neighborhood […]

What is Fado & 6 Places Where You Can See It In Lisbon

Looking for the best fado in Lisbon? At Mascote da Atalaia you can listen to different fadistas every day, like Joana Melo pictured here.

In Lisbon, everything stops when fado is on. Silence rules the room, the lights dim, and only then the show begins. Fado isn’t just a traditional music style—it’s an emotional experience. It’s hard not to feel touched by the vibrant performances of fadistas (fado singers), even without grasping the lyrics. Walk into the neighborhoods of […]